Cutting-Edge Game Helps Scientists Learn

Just recently, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) launched “Immune Attack,” an exciting, fun and fast-moving video game that teaches the critical scientific facts of immunology.

The cutting-edge game is designed to teach how the immune system works to defend the body against invading bacteria. The visual elements and simulations are critical for grasping the complex interactions of the biological systems.

“Immune Attack” allows students to use sights, sounds, and touch to get better acquainted with the immune system. Preliminary surveys show that the students who play the game show an increase in knowledge when compared with students who did not. After playing, students also showed a higher interest in biology.

“Immune Attack” builds on insights from FAS’s Learning Science and Technology Research and Development Roadmap, the FAS report “Harnessing the Power of Video Games for Learning,” and the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT).

Just recently, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) launched “Immune Attack,” an exciting, fun and fast-moving video game that teaches the critical scientific facts of immunology.

The cutting-edge game is designed to teach how the immune system works to defend the body against invading bacteria. The visual elements and simulations are critical for grasping the complex interactions of the biological systems.

“Immune Attack” allows students to use sights, sounds, and touch to get better acquainted with the immune system. Preliminary surveys show that the students who play the game show an increase in knowledge when compared with students who did not. After playing, students also showed a higher interest in biology.

“Immune Attack” builds on insights from FAS’s Learning Science and Technology Research and Development Roadmap, the FAS report “Harnessing the Power of Video Games for Learning,” and the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT).

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